Double exposure, another Tudor bows design

Scarf-Tudor-bows-after-first-steamingRecently I’ve been working on a slightly different way of painting silk. Taking a leaf out of my approach to gardening which categorically states ‘patience is a virtue’ I have applied this to my silk work.

This means doubling the time and work. Each design is drawn out, painted with mostly paler colours and then steamed. With the first layer fixed another design and more colour is applied over the first and then steamed again. The finished pieces have a deeper more complex and subtle appearance and look as if they have been made of layers.

The initial design is based on my Tudor bows series and then I’ve added some favourite motifs from my Ranworth scarves.

hand painted silk scarf
Finished scarf from the Tudor Bows series.
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